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Fun Pops of Color

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Sometimes when designing cake I tend to stay to more neutral colors and wouldn’t always think to cover a whole cake in all color, but these next two cakes definitely remind me that some fun pops of color just might be the perfect thing sometimes!

I have to thank my amazingly talented friend Michelle, from Mibelle Photography, for the stunning photos.  She is always so sweet and orders so many cakes from me and I am even more lucky when I get the photos back from the events!  This yellow floral cake was one she ordered for her best friend’s bridal shower.  I loved the room decorations they put up and they even rented the clear stand from my friend Carissa and filled it with lemons and more florals…love it!

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I had a blast making this cake and seeing it come to life…love the all white funky flowers.

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Michelle photographed her best friend Sydney’s actual wedding too.  I loved how the whole wedding turned out!

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How cute are these hearts!

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Some of you might recognize this cake design since it was one I came up with based off a painting and Sydney loved the original so much she wanted to do it for her wedding cake as well, but this time we did it in a fun purple color.  Kyong did this cake and I think it turned out perfectly!

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Strawberry cupcakes…yummy!

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For the set up instead of using cake stands Sydney wanted to use old cigar boxes…I think it turned out great!

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My Aunt Rosie made the adorable cookies…

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Hope you like pops of color as much as I do now!  Thanks for stopping by!

More Eye Candy Coming Your Way!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

This first cake has to be one of Kyong’s sweetest creations yet!  The theme was candy land and this is what Kyong dreamt up…don’t you just love it!!!

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Damask always seems to catch the eye of certain clients and for this princess bridal shower it fit just right!

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Here is another fun purse cake…pretty, pink, and Chanel!

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This cake Irene made and I thought it came out perfectly!  Yo Gabba Gabba is still going strong at the bakery!

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We get lots of requests for Toy Story cakes and I love this next one with the jean and cowboy print pattern.  The badges are so fun too.

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For this sweet baby shower cake we pipped on tiny dots to mimic the clothing lines and then hung some baby onsies on them.

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Kyong made the perfect Dora cupcake toppers for this next order.

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How adorable is this airplane and stork cake…tiny and cute

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We got the chance to do a fun mardi gras cake for a 70th birthday celebration.

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This cake is all about fairies, dreams, and flying ponies!  The little girl sent us some photos of her room and we tried to make that design into a dreamy cake for her.

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Lastly one of my favorite shower cakes I’ve done…I just love the simplicity of it…the buttons, sugar thread, and delicate sugar flower.  I got the chance to make this cake for a high school friend of mine and it was such a pleasure.

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I also made some matching button sugar cookies.  We frosted them with royal icing so they tasted yummy and delicious and then I draped a super thin piece of fondant on top to give it the detail and texture it needed.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!  Let us know what cake you liked the best!

Lots of fun photo shoots!

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Most of the wedding industry knows that I am pretty addicted to doing photos shoot!  I just love being able to have full control of coming up with a new cake or dessert design and the whole process is really a lot of fun for me since I get to try out new techniques and push the design boundaries :)

This first shoot was such a fun one we did for Styled Magazine, which is a new online magazine that my talented friend Vicky started.  She had a great idea of having one inspirational image and sending it to a bunch of different wedding vendors and seeing what they’d come up with.

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I loved this inspiration photo below and immediately wanted to do an out-of-the-box design for this mini cake.

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We made white pom pom sugar flowers and then for the cake I thought it would be fun to do the top half of the cake black and the bottom white…I love the bold contrast and once we threw the sprinkles on the cake it just completed it perfectly!

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Of course we have to add some cute french macarons to the shoot and we even sprinkled them with the colorful sprinkles too…

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This next shoot was for another online wedding magazine called NonPareil.  I was so excited to be featured in it as well and for this shoot we took a more modern, clean, preppy approach to the design.  I got to work with Vicky, from City Cradle Design, again, The Floral Lab, who did the beautiful flowers, and the talented Jackie Wonders snapped the gorgeous photos!

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We created two flavors of french macarons for the shoot, a large cake, and accented the table with some fun bright candy!

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I love the look of grey, yellow and white together and I thought the bold pops of color and pattern on the cake turned out nicely.

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Lastly I had the pleasure of working with a fabulous team on this next shoot.  I love the combo of green and white together and this shoot shows why! Kathy & Susan from Bella Weddings & Events did the planning & design, Carissa, from JL Designs, did the stunning florals, and Leila, from Be Inspired PR, produced the whole shoot!  You can check out the rest of the amazing team down below! Also big thanks to Barnaby Draper Studios for the great photos!

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The whole shoot was at the Vibiana in LA ad I have to say it is one of the most breathtaking venues in California!

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For the wedding cake we wanted to keep it all white on white, but add plenty of gorgeous texture to it, so we made sugar patterns and lace to accent the tiers and piped on small white dots to accent it.

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We also did some bright green apples dipped in white chocolate…love the color contrast!

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Thanks so much to the whole team for making this beautiful shoot come to life!

Venue: Vibiana //  Coordination & Design: Bella Weddings & Events //  Florals: JL Designs
Photography: Barnaby Draper Studios //  Wedding Gowns: Alisa Benay //  Linens: La Tavola
Stationery: Laura Hooper //  Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Culver City
Cake & Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop

Bride & Bloom Magazine

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Boy have I waited a long time to feature these photos!  I was lucky enough to be a part of this gorgeous shoot last year and we were so happy to finally see it get featured in Bride & Bloom Magazine!  The wonderful team behind the beautiful photos are Stephanie Williams who shot the day, Heavenly Blooms who did the amazing florals, and Posh Paperie who created the adorable paper goods!  I hope you enough this lovely Spring shoot as much as I did!

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How stunning are these flowers!!!

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For the cake I decided to incorporate both round and petal tiers and I love the overall shape of the cake.  We used the lace pattern that Posh Paperie designed and printed it out on edible frosting sheets and then adhered it to the cake.  Finally we made a beautiful open sugar pink peony to accent the top of the cake.

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You can check out the lovely photos in the current issue of Bride & Bloom Magazine!

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I was lucky enough to be featured twice in the magazine…below is another one of my cakes.  I love the combo of pink and gold together!

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Some other exciting news is happening this week!  Some of you might know that I had the great opportunity to film with Tori & Dean on their upcoming new wedding series “STORIbook Weddings“.  We filmed 3 out of the 8 episodes with them and the season starts this Wednesday @ 10pm on the Oxygen Network! I don’t know exactly what episode numbers we are on, but I would definitely tune in for the whole series as it should be a lot of wedding fun!

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Wedding Cake Time!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Thanks so much for your sweet comments from our last wedding cake post!  I am excited to share some new designs with you today as well!

This first cake design I got inspired to create based off a intricate print.  I loved how the bride & groom silhouettes were surrounded by words that described marriage & their relationship.  I also love the color scheme of blush pink and grey…overall I was quite happy with it!

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Kyong did a great joy hand painting all the details on this cake…it definitely was a labor of love!

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These next three cakes were all for one wedding.  The bride couldn’t make up her mind about just one design, so instead we did three completely different techniques on three different cakes for her, while keeping with her same color scheme.

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Kyong hand painted these gorgeous, delicate branches & added two fondant love birds.  The design matched the bride & groom’s invitation.

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Up next was a simplistic two tier wedding cake we did for a modern Hawaiian style wedding.  I loved the texture on the cake with the pearlized finish and then we simply accented it with multiple burnt orange sugar flower dahlias.

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All buttercream cake below with detailed piping that matched the bride’s invitation.

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The bride wanted lots and lots of gold and that’s what we gave her!  We also incorporated a touch of brown & then a deep red in the garden rose sugar flower.

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This next cake is a great example of an inexpensive cake that still looks gorgeous…I love the mixture of rustic, yet elegant!

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My idea of an all-white wedding cake…lots of detail & texture, but still simplistic & modern.

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I do have to say I love gardenia sugar flowers!

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This last cake is both elegant and romantic…I love the combination of blush pink & gold together!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog…we’d love to hear which cake was your favorite!

Recent Cakes from Sweet & Saucy Shop

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I’m still trying to catch up on blog posting some cakes that we had the pleasure of making last year!  I have been so blessed to have such an amazing team behind me this past year and am excited as we go into this next year full of new couples, new cakes, and lots of fun times!

First up is a cake that I was so excited to work on!  This cake definitely has the most sugar flowers we’ve ever done before and I loved it.  We wanted it to be romantic and elegant and I think we did it!

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This next cake was a challenge that I was up to.  The bride worked for the Girl Scout Company and wanted to implement the cookies onto the main wedding cake and 4 small side cakes as well.  I painted the cookies with edible gold paint and then added some chocolate jewels & bottoms too.  I really was thrilled with how it all turned out!

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This black and white cake below is one that Kyong and I dreamed up.  I love having Kyong hand paint on our cakes so we came up with a look that we liked and let her go to town.  We accented it with a huge white sugar rose on top and it was finished!

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Not all cakes are elegant & girlie, this next cake is full of modern fun with a whimsical flair.  We used hand cut fondant pieces and then painted on the cake as well.  The shape is unique too because instead of traditional rounds the bride wanted hexagon shapes.

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Next up we did a traditional elegant wedding cake with a vintage twist.  We did brush embroidery on two of the tiers, mimicked the brides jeweled band on her wedding dress for one tier, and then lastly added a single blush pink garden rose to the bottom tier.

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I love the look of bright colors, textures, and multiple cakes when done in the right way and I think we managed to pull it off with this next wedding.  Thanks to Jasmine Star for the photo below!

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And lastly, normally draping isn’t my look, but I really did like this traditional style cake that we created.  I think the monochromatic look of it makes it look a little modern, but still very elegant and traditional.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and definitely let us know what you think of the cakes!


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